The bird who learns to fly must also learn to land. She flies far but never forgets her nesting place. She travels far yet understands her boundaries. She appreciates external beauty but does not compare herself to others. The [yogi] is like this. She channels great joy and avoids putting on airs; She visits distant realms, yet knows contentment’s at home. One who flits about seeking peace forgets to look in her own tree. —Haven Trevino, The Tao of Healing
Dr. Ysaye Barnwell of D.C.'s acclaimed Sweet Honey and the Rock visits her friend Jayson Fann, Nest designer and builder on the final day of completion. The Spirit Nest is a place for play and healing for the children and families at the National Institute for Health, children's lnn. Bathesda Maryland. www.bigsurspiritgarden.com
Despite their reputation as being pests, possums (or opossums) are in fact useful little animals in your garden. They eat real pests such as slugs and small rodents and rarely cause problems themselves. Possums are also entertaining to watch because of their agility and intelligence. As with other wildlife, much of the natural habitat of possums has been lost to development and agriculture. This means you can encourage them to visit your yard by providing food and places to nest.